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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Jeff Davidson: Since the 1980s, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has been on the rise, not just among Since the 1980s, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has been on the rise, not just among children, but now among the adult population as well.
The sudden rise of adult ADD, while it may have genetic components, certainly receives a major boost from our kinetic, hyper-speed, information-bombarded society. Victims of adult ADD are likely to initiate more tasks and projects that they'll ever finish, get bored easily, seek thrills readily, have a propensity to be late while loathing having to wait, and not be averse to taking foolish risks. — Jeff Davidson
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Steven Wright: My nephew has HDADHD. High Definition Attention Deficit Disorder. He can barely pay attention, but My nephew has HDADHD. High Definition Attention Deficit Disorder. He can barely pay attention, but when he does it's unbelievably clear. — Steven Wright
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Kyle Dunnigan: My doctor told me i had Attention Deficit Disorder. He said, 'ADD is a complex My doctor told me i had Attention Deficit Disorder. He said, 'ADD is a complex disorder, blah, blah, blah,' I didn't pay attention to the rest. — Kyle Dunnigan
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Nassim Nicholas Taleb: I figured out that whatever I selected myself I could read with more depth and I figured out that whatever I selected myself I could read with more depth and more breadth - there was a match to my curiosity. And I could take advantage of what people later pathologized as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) by using natural stimulation as a main driver to scholarship. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Stephen R. King: Is there a different between Attention Deficit Disorder and daydreaming? He mused. Ah, there I Is there a different between Attention Deficit Disorder and daydreaming? He mused. Ah, there I go again. Focus, — Stephen R. King
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Howie Mandel: I was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as an I was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as an adult, but I don't remember a time when I didn't have them. Back in the 1960s, when I was growing up, my symptoms didn't have a name, and you didn't go to the doctor to find out. — Howie Mandel
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Kelley Armstrong: Rafe didn't just flirt-he charmed girls right up to the point where they fell for Rafe didn't just flirt-he charmed girls right up to the point where they fell for him, then he changed his mind.I called him a player with attention deficit disorder. — Kelley Armstrong
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Tanya Masse: I suffer from ADDAD ... Attention Deficit Doing ANYTHING Disorder! It's where you set a I suffer from ADDAD ... Attention Deficit Doing ANYTHING Disorder!
It's where you set a goal to do certain things, then you start to do one thing, but get distracted by other things, which causes you to bounce around from thing to thing only to end up doing a lot of things with nothing to show for it!! — Tanya Masse
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Byung-Chul Han: From a pathological standpoint, the incipient twenty-first century is determined neither by bacteria nor by From a pathological standpoint, the incipient twenty-first century is determined neither by bacteria nor by viruses, but by neurons. Neurological illnesses such as depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), borderline personality disorder (BPD), and burnout syndrome mark the landscape of pathology at the beginning of the twenty-first century. They are not infections, but infarctions; they do not follow from the negativity of what is immunologically foreign, but from an excess of positivity. Therefore, they elude all technologies and techniques that seek to combat what is alien. — Byung-Chul Han
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Nora Ephron: Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss. — Nora Ephron
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Tim Dorsey: Serge's attention-deficit disorder was the first of many hyphens. Obsessive-compulsive, manic-depressive, anal-retentive, paranoid-schizophrenic. He was Serge's attention-deficit disorder was the first of many hyphens. Obsessive-compulsive, manic-depressive, anal-retentive, paranoid-schizophrenic. He was believed to be the only self-inflicted case of shaken-baby syndrome. — Tim Dorsey
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Ozzy Osbourne: I'm dyslexic, I have attention-deficit disorder, and I've got something like a hereditary tremor. I'm dyslexic, I have attention-deficit disorder, and I've got something like a hereditary tremor. — Ozzy Osbourne
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Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Mitch Hedberg: A friend gave me a drug for attention deficit disorder, because he's afflicted, but I'm A friend gave me a drug for attention deficit disorder, because he's afflicted, but I'm not. So what happened to me is I suddenly had an extra-long attention span. People would tell me a story, and it would end, and I'd get all mad. "Come on, man, there has to be more to that story." — Mitch Hedberg
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Steven Pressfield: Attention Deficit Disorder, Seasonal Affect Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder. These aren't diseases, they're marketing ploys. Attention Deficit Disorder, Seasonal Affect Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder. These aren't diseases, they're marketing ploys. Doctors didn't discover them, copywriters did. Marketing departments did. Drug companies did. — Steven Pressfield
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Nora Ephron: Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, Reading is the unbelievably healthy way
my attention deficit disorder medicates itself.
Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to
make contact with reality after a day of making things up. — Nora Ephron
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Tim Ryan: It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder. It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder. — Tim Ryan
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Steve Silberman: One of the most promising developments since the publication of "The Geek Syndrome" has been One of the most promising developments since the publication of "The Geek Syndrome" has been the emergence of the concept of neurodiversity: the notion that conditions like autism, dyslexia, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be regarded as naturally occurring cognitive variations with distinctive strengths that have contributed to the evolution of technology and culture rather than mere checklists of deficits and dysfunctions. — Steve Silberman
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Andrew Young: I've been dyslexic and had Attention Deficit Disorder at some time in my life. I I've been dyslexic and had Attention Deficit Disorder at some time in my life. I still read with a highlighter, but I've always loved to read. — Andrew Young
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Philip G. Zimbardo: We have nothing against playing video games; they have many good features and benefits. Our We have nothing against playing video games; they have many good features and benefits. Our concern is that when they are played to excess, especially in social isolation, they can hinder a young man's ability and interest in developing his face-to-face social skills. Multiple problems, including obesity, violence, anxiety, lower school performance, social phobia and shyness, greater impulsivity and depression, have all been associated with excessive gaming. The variety and intensity of video game action makes other parts of life, like school, seem comparatively boring, and that creates a problem with their academic performance, which in turn might require medication to deal with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which then leads to other problems down the road in a disastrous negative cycle ... — Philip G. Zimbardo
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Richard Louv: Nature-deficit disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature, among them: diminished use of Nature-deficit disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature, among them: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates of physical and emotional illness. This disorder can be detected in individuals, families, and communities. — Richard Louv
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Jay Leno: There is a nationwide shortage of drugs for Attention Deficit Disorder. The FDA says they're There is a nationwide shortage of drugs for Attention Deficit Disorder. The FDA says they're not sure how it happened. I guess somebody wasn't paying attention. — Jay Leno
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Stephen Fry: Nowadays a lot of what was wrong with me would no doubt be ascribed to Nowadays a lot of what was wrong with me would no doubt be ascribed to Attention Deficit Disorder, tartrazine food colouring, dairy produce and air pollution. A few hundred years earlier it would have been demons, still the best analogy I think, but not much help when it comes to a cure. — Stephen Fry
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Stephen Rodrick: I was a classic attention deficit disorder kid, always bored and mouthing off at school. I was a classic attention deficit disorder kid, always bored and mouthing off at school. — Stephen Rodrick
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Ozzy Osbourne: With my recovery programme, I have to do a daily inventory of how my day With my recovery programme, I have to do a daily inventory of how my day has been. I am terribly dyslexic and have attention deficit disorder, so I have to carry a tape recorder everywhere I go. — Ozzy Osbourne
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Ted Nelson: Regularity chauvinists are people who insist that you have got to do the same thing Regularity chauvinists are people who insist that you have got to do the same thing every time, every day, which drives some of us nuts. Attention Deficit Disorder - we need a more positive term for that. Hummingbird mind, I should think. — Ted Nelson
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Edward Hirsch: The attention deficit disorder of the culture is very distressing in America now and I The attention deficit disorder of the culture is very distressing in America now and I think it puts a lot of things at risk, not just poetry. — Edward Hirsch
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By David Lodge: But young parents, educated middle-class ones anyway, are very jumpy these days, they get so But young parents, educated middle-class ones anyway, are very jumpy these days, they get so much information from the media about all the things that could be wrong with their child - autism, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, allergies, obesity and so on - they're in a constant state of panic, watching their offspring like hawks for warning signs. — David Lodge
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Richard Louv: As the nature deficit grows, another emerging body of scientific evidence indicates that direct exposure As the nature deficit grows, another emerging body of scientific evidence indicates that direct exposure to nature is essential for physical and emotional health. For example, new studies suggest that exposure to nature may reduce the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and that it can improve all children's cognitive abilities and resistance to negative stresses and depression. — Richard Louv
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Sloane Crosley: It's not a disability, it's life. We are complicated creatures with larger matters on our It's not a disability, it's life. We are complicated creatures with larger matters on our plate than tip calculation. I grew up watching TV with my mother while she diagnosed the characters as having hyperactivity or attention-deficit disorder. I rolled my eyes and wondered why there weren't any stupid kids anymore. Why did there have to be something to explain everyone? Were the cave people on Ritalin? I didn't think so. — Sloane Crosley
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Kris Kidd: The game is getting old, and I don't know if it's because I've mastered the The game is getting old, and I don't know if it's because I've mastered the art of it, or if I just have some weird attention-deficit-disorder when it comes to getting my way all the time, every time. — Kris Kidd
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Sue Monk Kidd: I realize that I can be with someone, but on a deeper level I'm not I realize that I can be with someone, but on a deeper level I'm not available to them at all. I have attention deficit disorder of the soul. — Sue Monk Kidd
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Majandra Delfino: I would say that it's a lot easier, especially if you have a bit of I would say that it's a lot easier, especially if you have a bit of an attention deficit disorder, to be on a movie because you can give it your all, and kill yourself for however many months, and then let it go. — Majandra Delfino
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By S.A. Reid: Oh, and they said I have ADD, too." He lit a cigarette, his first of Oh, and they said I have ADD, too." He lit a cigarette, his first of the day, and took a long, grateful drag. "But listen mate, I once sucked a geezer for twenty minutes to get him off. The clock was just over his shoulder and I timed it. Attention deficit?" He blew out a plume of smoke. "I don't think so. — S.A. Reid
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Jon Kabat-Zinn: From the point of view of the meditative traditions the entire society is suffering from From the point of view of the meditative traditions the entire society is suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: It soon becomes clear that everybody's pretending for tonight that they're still in the pre-crash It soon becomes clear that everybody's pretending for tonight that they're still in the pre-crash fantasy years, dancing in the shadow of last year's dreaded Y2K, no safely history, but according to this consensual delusion not quite upon them yet, with all here remaining freeze-framed back at the Cinderella moment of midnight of the millennium when in the next nanosecond the world's computers will fail to increment the year correctly and bring down the Apocalypse. What passes for nostalgia in a time of widespread Attention Deficit Disorder. — Thomas Pynchon
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Stacey Turis: So, please people, if you know someone with AD(H)D, don't try to change that about So, please people, if you know someone with AD(H)D, don't try to change that about them. Don't take that one skill away, or make them feel ashamed to use it. Sometimes procrastination is all they have in their little superhero tool belt! — Stacey Turis
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Janalyn Robnett: I'm one of those people who, if time permits, can read more than one book I'm one of those people who, if time permits, can read more than one book at a time, sometimes three. I don't know if that's indicative of an attention deficit disorder, all I know is that I've always been that way. — Janalyn Robnett
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Shannon L. Alder: There is nothing more entertaining then leaving someone speechless. Yet, there is nothing sadder than There is nothing more entertaining then leaving someone speechless. Yet, there is nothing sadder than realizing that person was incapable of retaining half of what you said, and will repeat the story all wrong to someone else. — Shannon L. Alder
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Fredrik Backman: There was an advertisement in the newspaper for a teaching position in a school with There was an advertisement in the newspaper for a teaching position in a school with the worst reputation in town, with the sort of class that no qualified teacher with all the parts of her brain correctly screwed together would voluntarily face. It was attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder before attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder had been invented. "There's no hope for these boys and girls," the headmaster soberly explained in the interview. "This is not education, this is storage." Maybe Sonja understood how it felt to be described as such. The vacant position attracted only one applicant, and she got those boys and girls to read Shakespeare. — Fredrik Backman
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Michael Lewis: attention deficit disorder in his own son. "I had worked in an ADHD clinic during attention deficit disorder in his own son. "I had worked in an ADHD clinic during my residency, and had strong feelings that this was overdiagnosed," he said. "That it was a 'savior' diagnosis for too many kids whose parents wanted a medical reason to drug their children, or to explain their kids' bad behavior. — Michael Lewis
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Eoin Colfer: As a child, Zaphod had been diagnosed with ADHDDAAADHD (ntm) ABT which stood for Always As a child, Zaphod had been diagnosed with ADHDDAAADHD (ntm) ABT which stood for Always Dreaming His Dopey Days Away, Also Attention Deficit Hyperflactulance Disorder (not to mention) A Bit Thick. — Eoin Colfer
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Jeremy Miller: I have attention deficit disorder, so sitting in a classroom is not the best thing I have attention deficit disorder, so sitting in a classroom is not the best thing for me. — Jeremy Miller
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Mark Sisson: extensive data also suggest a strong link between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and processed carbohydrate extensive data also suggest a strong link between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and processed carbohydrate consumption/insulin production. — Mark Sisson
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Lynda Hilburn: He downed the last of his coffee, carried his mug over to the pot, poured He downed the last of his coffee, carried his mug over to the pot, poured himself a refill, and returned to the table.
Why, yes, thank you, I'd love some more coffee. Hmmm, Narcisstic Personality Disorder? Attention Deficit Disorder? Or just a typical male? — Lynda Hilburn
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Ellen DeGeneres: Our attention span is shot. We've all got Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD or OCD Our attention span is shot. We've all got Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD or OCD or one of these disorders with three letters because we don't have the time or patience to pronounce the entire disorder. That should be a disorder right there, TBD - Too Busy Disorder. — Ellen DeGeneres
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Paul A. Offit: Today, however, anti-vaccine activists go out of their way to claim that they are not Today, however, anti-vaccine activists go out of their way to claim that they are not anti-vaccine; they're pro-vaccine. They just want vaccines to be safer. This is a much softer, less radical, more tolerable message, allowing them greater access to the media. However, because anti-vaccine activists today define safe as free from side effects such as autism, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots - conditions that aren't caused by vaccines - safer vaccines, using their definition, can never be made. — Paul A. Offit
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Pseudonymous Bosch: The first expert said he had attention deficit disorder. The second expert said the first The first expert said he had attention deficit disorder. The second expert said the first was out of order. One said he was autistic, another that he was artistic. One said he had Tourette's syndrome. One said he had Asperger's syndrome. And one said the problem was that his parents had Munchausen syndrome. Still another said all he needed was a good old-fashioned spanking. — Pseudonymous Bosch
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Allen Frances: 20 years, we have experienced three unanticipated fads partly precipitated by DSM-IV: a 20-fold increase 20 years, we have experienced three unanticipated fads partly precipitated by DSM-IV: a 20-fold increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder,7 a tripling of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),8 and a doubling of Bipolar Disorders.9 The most dangerous fad is a 40-fold increase in childhood Bipolar Disorders,10 stimulated, not by DSM-IV, but instead by reckless and misleading drug company marketing. Twenty percent of the U.S. population11 is taking a psychotropic drug; 7% is addicted to one; and overdoses with legal drugs now cause more emergency room visits than overdoses with illegal drugs. — Allen Frances
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Ron White: The way my brain processes information is quite odd. I mean, I have Attention Deficit The way my brain processes information is quite odd. I mean, I have Attention Deficit Disorder and another learning disability I can't even spell. I don't even have a high school diploma. I'm smart, but you can't prove it on paper. — Ron White
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Ann Coulter: If you can somehow force a liberal into a point-counterpoint argument, his retorts will bear If you can somehow force a liberal into a point-counterpoint argument, his retorts will bear no relation to what you've said - unless you were in fact talking about your looks, your age, your weight, your personal obsessions, or whether you are a fascist. In the famous liberal two-step, they leap from one idiotic point to the next, so you can never nail them. It's like arguing with someone with Attention Deficit Disorder. — Ann Coulter
Attention Deficit Disorder Sayings By Lionel Shriver: I might be more kindly disposed to this ultra-secular notion that whenever bad things happen I might be more kindly disposed to this ultra-secular notion that whenever bad things happen someone must be held accountable if a curious little halo of blamelessness did not seem to surround those very people who perceive themselves as bordered on every side by agents of wickedness. That is, it seems to be the same folks who are inclined to sue builders who did not perfectly protect them from the depredations of an earthquake who will be the first to claim that their son failed his math test because of attention deficit disorder, and not because he spent the night before at a video arcade instead of studying complex fractions. — Lionel Shriver